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With brightly fruited Tempranillo from Rioja, this has more than Rioja’s usual fruit character of red and black cherr...Read more...
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scrumptious red fruit, a little spice on the nose, noticeable yet subtle oak, would be great with food Read more
Very good and spicy Rioja for a very reasonable price, a must have as a daily wine Read more
A wine with just one purpose: to be Rioja. Its character: the fruit and the expression of Tempranillo. Rebellious, authentic and delicious. Read more
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A wine with just one purpose: to be Rioja. Its character: the fruit and the expression of Tempranillo. Rebellious, authentic and delicious.
2006 Vina Zaco was chosen by Wine Spectator as one of their Top 100 Wines of 2009. Rioja Vina Zaco from Bodegas Bilbainas is a fruit-forward Tempranillo with just enough oak aging to add intriguing notes of complex spice and vanilla. 100% Tempranillo carefully vinified to bring out the rich fruit. A short cold-maceration is followed by a slow, cooler than normal fermentation with skin contact for a full two weeks to extract as much flavor and color as possible. Nine month in French and American oak followed for a complex intermingling of flavors both spicy and succulent. A great value!
Viña Zaco is the new-world expression of an old-world favorite with bright fruit flavors, notes of liquorice, and faint undertones of spice. The wine derives its distinctive personality and fresh varietal traits from the fruit-laden Tempranillo grape; Viña Zaco is the ultimate Rioja with a contemporary twist. The vinification of Zaco is based on a single principle: the quest for fruitiness and freshness. Cold pre-maceration, fermentation at lower than usual temperatures (24ºC), and about two weeks of maceration ensure the full extraction of all of the fruity qualities. There is no strict adherence to a specific aging period, and aging in barrels may vary from between 8 and 12 months.
With brightly fruited Tempranillo from Rioja, this has more than Rioja’s usual fruit character of red and black cherries and plums. In addition to the mint and herbs that usually derive from Rioja, as well as its dusty rock notes, there is a lush and vibrant fruit salad greatly comprised of red and black raspberries and fresh and dried strawberries. It's very easy to drink now, but there is a tannic core to this wine that wants a bit more time.
Aged 9 months in French Oak.
Aged 9 months in American Oak.
Notes: 9 months in French and American oak
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